Storage Cabinets Make House Organization EasyDecember 29, 2020
Everyone needs storage cabinets. I think it is important to have some sort of storage cabinet or closet in every room of the house. Storage cabinets help to keep your belongings organized. Proper use of your storage cabinets can also help each room appear less cluttered.
Storage cabinets come in many different forms, and also in many different sizes. Even though you are limited with your built-in storage space, it does not mean that you must suffer without any storage space of any kind. Cabinets can be built-in, but if you are short on built in closet space, chances are there are few storage cabinets available in your house either. Any size of cabinet will work for storage purposes, from a blanket box used as a side table in the spare bedroom, to a large oversize armoire used as an extra clothes closet in your bedroom.
Something to keep in mind with storage cabinets is that because of their limited space, contents are often stuffed in without any room for air circulation. This causes the potential for contents to get musty and deteriorate much quicker than if they were in some other type of storage. It is even more important with small storage spaces that you not put things away and forget about them.
If I had to use an example for cabinets that are generally under-utilized, I would have to say that bathroom storage is often the most in-efficiently used storage space in your house. This is because most bathrooms contain medicine cabinets that are packed full of old half used and expired items that you will probably never use again. If you were to go through your cabinets and get rid of anything that you don’t use on a daily or weekly basis (excluding up to date medicines), you would most likely find that you could free up over half the storage space you have available. Remember that freeing up inefficiently used space is like adding new storage space.
For reasons I could never understand some rooms were built without closets or storage cabinets. In the case of such rooms storage options will have to be added. The choice of added storage will depend on your tastes and budget. There are fabulous antique wardrobes and storage cabinets that can be picked up from boutique antique collections. Check your Yellow Pages for the contact information of antique dealers in your area. Equally functional and much less expensive options can be found at stores like Ikea.
If you organize your storage systems, I guarantee that your house will quickly look less cluttered. Not only will your house be less cluttered but it will feel lighter. Organization systems are easy to put in place but first you must purge and rid yourself of old unused items. Use your cabinet storage wisely and you will be happy that you did.